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a moment. first, praise for and thanks to president obama from the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu, for continued support. president said there's time for diplomacy in talks with iran over nuclear weapons. the president says he'll do anything necessary to keep iran from getting the bomb then prime minister netanyahu says he's convince president obama is determined to keep iran from getting the bomb, no daylight between the two of them on that. president obama says there's, quote, not a lot of daylight between the united states and israel on their assessments of iran's nuclear progress. they're about a year from getting a bomb if they want it. the prime minister echoed those statements, agreeing with that. so of all of this talk of division between the two and problems behind the scenes, none of that evident today. very little daylight. ed henry is traveling with the president and is live in jerusalem. a lot of talk about the reports of chemical weapons being used in syria and the definition of chemical weapons varies between ours here and there's over there. >> it does. t
there's not a lot of day light between his position and the position of benjamin netanyahu and then netanyahu explained where the daylight is. is he telegraphing that israel may go it alone? >> as the president insisted, israel has its open right to self-defense. obviously it looks -- understandably looks at iran from being in the neighborhood with a greater sense of urgency than we might -- i think they have the same strategic objective, and the president has been clear, and the prime minister has noted that, that the united states will prevent iran from gaining an actual nuclear weapon. i thought the prime minister showed a little bit more flexibility than perhaps he did a year ago. he accepted the fact that if iran makes a decision to build a weapon -- they haven't done that yet -- it would still take time for that to happen, and time for either israel or the united states or both to respond. so, i actually think that from this trip, there's a greater convergence not only of interests but rhetoric, that we have seen, say in the past year. >> shepard: the rhetoric from ir
to broker an apology from prime minister benjamin netanyahu to the prime minister of turkey and that was accepted, which was a question mark as to how they would deal with it. now he have a chance to see the normalization of turkish-israeli relationship because the turmoil in syria is right between turkey and israel. turkey and israel border jordan, and if turkey and israel can work better together on a common interest, maybe that will help. >> shepard: it has the refugee problem jordan is dialing with, maybe in larger numbers. >> exactly. >> shepard: what is your sense -- are we in a much better place today than two days ago? beg picture? >> the middle east, one step forward, two steps back. we saw that today in terms of what is happening in syria. it's only occasionally some good things happen. but i think the president has done good. first of all by convincing the israelis' public that he is in their corner. for four years they got a different message from him and that complicated the relationship. it works much better when the united states and israel-working together ra
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